U.S. Navy C-2A Greyhound


The C-2A Greyhound’s primary mission is to transport high-priority cargo such as jet engines, mail, and passengers between carriers and shore bases. The C-2A has an in-flight ramp that opens to allow airdrops of supplies and personnel. The C-2A Greyhound is a derivative of the E-2 Hawkeye, which will also be on display at this year’s show. The Greyhound travels to Dayton from Norfolk, VA.


  • The C-2 Greyhound has an on-board Auxiliary Power Unit which provides engine-starting capability and ground power self-sufficiency in remote areas which is found in no other cargo aircraft!
  • The main difference between the C-2 and the E-2 is the widened fuselage with a rear loading ramp!
  • The C-2 is undergoing a Service Life Extension Program to increase its 15,020 landings to 36,000 landings and to increase its flight hours from 10,000 to 15,000 hours!
  • The C-2 can land on an aircraft carrier!

C-2A Greyhound FAST FACTS:

Manufacturer: Grumman Corporation
Engines: Two Allison T56-A-425 turboprop engines; 4,600 shaft horsepower each
Length: 56 feet, 10 inches
Height: 17 feet, 2 inches
Wingspan: 80 feet, 7 inches
Maximum Speed: 395 miles per hour
Ceiling: 30,000 feet
Range: 1,000 Nautical Miles or 1,150 statute miles
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 57,500 pounds
Crew: Four
Unit Cost: $38.96 million


Website: http://www.navy.mil/navydata/fact_display.asp?cid=1100&tid=100&ct=1